Princeton, New Jersey 08544, USA
In 1986, Casper received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University.
New Haven, Connecticut 06520, United States
Casper received a Master of Arts and a Master of Philosophy from Yale University, both 1990, and a Ph.D. in 1992.
(Nineteenth-century American authors, critics, and readers...)
Nineteenth-century American authors, critics, and readers believed that biography had the power to shape individuals' characters and to help define the nation's identity. In an age predating radio and television, biography was not simply a genre of writing, says Scott Casper; it was the medium that allowed people to learn about public figures and peer into the lives of strangers. In this pioneering study, Casper examines how Americans wrote, published, and read biographies and how their conceptions of the genre changed over the course of a century.
(Ever since Frederick Jackson Turner, migration has been a...)
Ever since Frederick Jackson Turner, migration has been a central theme in the popular imagination and scholarly study of the American West. Moving Stories showcases today's varied scholarly approaches.
(A collection of primary source materials and original ess...)
A collection of primary source materials and original essays, Perspectives on American Book History is the first text designed for the growing number of courses in American print culture, as well as a unique supplement for courses in American literature and history. It seeks to fill the void that has developed as the expanding history of the book has moved out of the archive and scholarly journal and into the classroom.
(Volume 3 of A History of the Book in America narrates the...)
Volume 3 of A History of the Book in America narrates the emergence of a national book trade in the nineteenth century, as changes in manufacturing, distribution, and publishing conditioned, and were conditioned by, the evolving practices of authors and readers.
(Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon recounts the experience of t...)
Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon recounts the experience of the hundreds of African Americans who are forgotten in Mount Vernon's narrative.
(The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellec...)
The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History brings together in one two-volume set the record of the nation's values, aspirations, anxieties, and beliefs as expressed in both everyday life and formal bodies of thought.
In 1986, Casper received a Bachelor of Arts from Princeton University. He also received a Master of Arts and a Master of Philosophy from Yale University, both 1990, and a Ph.D. in 1992.
Scott began his academic career as a teacher of American history at private school of Norfolk in 1986, and was appointed an instructor in American studies at Yale University in 1991. The same year, he was a visiting lecturer in history at Wesleyan University in Middletown. He has held research fellowships at the National Humanities Center and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities, among other institutions.
At the University of Nevada, Reno, his home from 1992 to 2013, Dr. Casper chaired the faculty senate and the history department and served as interim dean of the College of Liberal Arts. Casper joined the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (the UMBC) community and the Dean’s Office in July 2013.
A historian of the nineteenth-century United States, he is the author of Sarah Johnson’s Mount Vernon: The Forgotten History of an American Shrine (2008) and Constructing American Lives: Biography and Culture in Nineteenth-Century America (1999), and the co-author, editor, or co-editor of several other books, most recently The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellectual History (2013).
Casper edits the annual “Textbooks and Teaching” section of the Journal of American History, and was acting editor of The William and Mary Quarterly in 2008-09. He has worked extensively with K-12 history and social studies educators through the Mount Vernon Ladies’ Association, the Center for Civic Education, and the Northern Nevada Teaching American History Project.
He is also a contributor of articles and reviews to periodicals, including American Art, Journal of Women’s History, American Literary History, Nineteenth-Century Prose, Victorian Periodicals Review, Common Place, and Washington Family.
(A collection of primary source materials and original ess...)2002
(Volume 3 of A History of the Book in America narrates the...)2009
(The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Cultural and Intellec...)2013
(Nineteenth-century American authors, critics, and readers...)1999
(Ever since Frederick Jackson Turner, migration has been a...)2001
(Sarah Johnson's Mount Vernon recounts the experience of t...)2009
Casper is a member of the American Antiquarian Society, Organization of American Historians, American Studies Association, Society for Historians of the Early American Republic, Society for the History of Authorship, Reading, and Publishing, Research Society for American Periodicals, Phi Beta Kappa.